night parrot conservation

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Subject: night parrot conservation
From: "Stephen" <>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:53:07 +1100
Good post, Stephen, and an ideal approach to conservation of the species.
Idealistic, perhaps, given the agencies involved.


I wonder if it isn't wise at this stage to take some night parrots into
captivity to ensure the survival of the species; as has happened with
Orange-Belly Parrots. Controversial, certainly, but I'm reminded of a story
by an old birder of someone who advocated capturing Paradise Parrots when it
was possible. Allegedly, the responsible Qld minister told him he'd rather
see the species extinct than in captivity - and he soon got his preference.


Stephen C 

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